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Call of Duty Challengers

How To Sign Up For COD Challengers Cup 1

Sign Up Challengers Cup #1 – CDL 2021.

The COD League is now allowing teams to sign up for the COD Challengers Cup #1. The 2021 COD Challengers League season begins on December 4th of 2020.

The COD Challengers 2021 season has been announced for December 4th-6th, 2020. If you would like to sign up for the event please visit the official COD Challengers Cup #1 page.


The COD Challengers Cup 1 begins on December 4th at 9:30 PM Eastern Time with the APAC region. It continues through December 5th and 6th for the EU and NA regions tournaments. If you would like to sign up for the event please visit the official COD Challengers Cup #1 page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 APAC – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 EU – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 NA – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

  • Price: Free
  • Game: COD Black Ops Cold War
  • Region: North America
  • Platforms: Playstation Xbox Battle.net
  • Tournament Type: Single Elimination
  • Tournament Size: 1024 teams
  • Team Size: 4 – 4 players
  • Players in Match: 4v4
  • Games Per Round: Best Of 5 games
  • Prize: $2500 USD (APAC: $1500 USD)

Format: This tournament is operating from Single Elimination until Top8 matches are reached. A Double Elimination bracket will be created for the Top8 teams. The Single Elimination portion will run on Saturday, the Double Elimination portion will run on Sunday. The first round of the double elimination bracket will be played Saturday. Please contact live chat with any questions.

Points: Points will be awarded based on turnout as seen in section 4.6 of the Challengers Official Rules.

Check In: Teams must use the Check In system on the day of the Tournament in order to acknowledge that they are ready to play in the Tournament. Teams that DO NOT go through the Check In procedure will not be eligible for the Tournament and will NOT be placed into the Bracket.  Anyone on a Team can check the whole Team in.


The rules for competitive Call of Duty change over time over time. Competitors are encouraged to check the following links periodically to ensure they are fully informed of all currently approved gameplay settings, competitive formats and other such factors that will affect their participation in Call of Duty esports tournaments and events.

To see the latest Competitive Settings please click here. To see the Official Rules for Call of Duty Challengers please click here.


1st Place

  • The 1st place team shall receive: $2,000.00 USD
  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile

2nd Place

  • The 2nd place team shall receive: $500.00 USD
  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile

3rd Place

  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile


In a moment of surprise, it has been reported that Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez purchased OpTic Gaming back from the Immortals organization. At the time of this article, however, H3CZ himself has not confirmed or even COMMENTED on the report originally released by the news organization known as EsportsObserver.

In June of 2019, the Immortals bought OpTic Gaming from the investment firm that bought it from H3CZ originally. The investment firm refused to sell OpTic Gaming back to H3CZ at the time and it seemed like the previous owner, Ryan “J” Musselman, was to blame for refusing the sale. Some reported that the sale to H3CZ would have been for more money than the firm had actually sold OpTic Gaming to the Immortals for. The Immortals went through with the purchase and invested $25,000,000 for a franchise spot on the Call of Duty League. H3CZ joined up with NRG Esports after the sale of OpTic Gaming to the Immortals and they invested $25,000,000 themselves for a team franchise on the Call of Duty League and called the team the Chicago Huntsmen.

Now with the sale of OpTic Gaming back to H3CZ he will look to divest the Los Angeles Optic from the COD League and maintain his brand probably as a content creation team and street apparel business. The question remains, who will purchase the spot on the COD League and what will that team be called? What city or country will that slot represent?

Our guess is that DrDisrespect will purchase the CDL franchise spot from H3CZ and create the San Diego Champions Club.

We already know that no ADDITIONAL teams will be joining the league for 2021, so that is the only possibility at the moment for a new team is a transfer of a Franchise. We also know that there was definitely interest in expanding the league from new owners and franchisees but the CDL said they wanted to wait for expansion until after the global COVID-19 pandemic was settled.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to reporting more on OpTic Gaming in the future.

Reference/Source: EsportsObserver

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NRG, OpTic, OpTic, OpTic Nation
Past Teams
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Silly Joins The Minnesota ROKKR



SiLLY recently joined the Minnesota ROKKR to compete in the 2020 COD League on COD Modern Warfare. They talk about SiLLy‘s past teams, the 2018 Call of Duty Championships, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and the new Activision city franchise tournament named the Call of Duty League.

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Current Team
Past Teams
Cloud9, Enigma6, eUnited, Evil Geniuses, Guerrillas, ROKKR, EnVy
July 4, 1995
SiLLY Video Interview

This is a one on one interview with SiLLY by FragOute. He talks with his featured guest, SiLLy, also known as Justin Fargo-Palmer, from the Minnesota Rokkr.

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Call of Duty City Franchises Revealed

London, Seattle, and Chicago were revealed as Call of Duty city franchises.

Activision has announced the final three teams that will compete in the new franchise league.

NRG Esports brings Call of Duty to Chicago, ReKTGlobal to operate London team, Aquilini Group to lead Seattle organization.

The Chicago, London and Seattle franchises will be joining 2 Los Angeles teams, Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, Dallas, Paris, Toronto and New York in the 12 city league for it’s inaugural season in 2020.

“We aspire for Call of Duty to be one of the biggest and best leagues on the planet. The addition of best-in-class organizations in Chicago, London, and Seattle is a strong step toward this ambition,” said Johanna Faries, Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports at Activision Blizzard Esports. “Alongside nine previously announced teams in Atlanta, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles (2), Minnesota, New York, Paris, and Toronto, we are honored to partner with incredible organizations that share our commitment to delivering epic experiences for players and fans around the world.”

“NRG has loved Call of Duty and the competitive pro and amateur scene for a long time now. The formation of the new Call of Duty esports league provided the perfect opportunity for the org to jump in,” said Andy Miller, founder and CEO of NRG Esports and the upcoming Chicago team. “The prospect of having Chicago written across our teams’ chests was the icing on the cake. We hope to transfer our winning formula from the San Francisco Shock of the Overwatch League to the new Call of Duty esports league and our Chicago team.”

“On behalf of the entire ReKTGlobal organization, we are thrilled that we’ve landed the London team for Call of Duty,” added Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal, Inc., operator of the upcoming London team. “My co-founder, Dave Bialek, and I feel that some of the most enthusiastic esports fans are based in London and we are not only excited but welcome the challenge to represent the city, while gaining larger visibility and growing our brand within the UK. Our core UK team is eager to bring the championship home with the support of the community, their family and friends, and investors. Wealso have a number of surprises in store for the fans so get your popcorn ready and join us on our championship journey.”

“Esports has shown extraordinary growth and we’re excited to continue to be at the forefront with a new Call of Duty esports team. We are thrilled with the performance of the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League in their inaugural season, and with the continued support and expertise of our partners at Luminosity and Enthusiast Gaming, we believe the new Call of Duty esports league is also well positioned for success,” said Francesco Aquilini, Managing Director of the Aquilini Group, operator of the Seattle team. “Along with the Titans, we look forward to continuing our engagement with the esports community in the Pacific Northwest with this new Seattle-based Call of Duty team, and delivering on our goal to create first-class fan experiences.”

Seattle’s partnership includes Luminosity Gaming, a mainstay in the Call of Duty World League. NRG Esports also operates San Francisco Shock in the Overwatch League. ReKTGlobal is the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue.

Call of Duty League

Activision Hired Johanna Faries To Head COD League

Activision Hired Johanna Faries To Head COD League.

Activision announced that Johanna Faries will be the Head of Call of Duty Esports for the company. This role is dedicated to the growth of the newly minted Call of Duty League (CDL). As Call of Duty has remained a huge mainstay for casual shooter fans around the world for over 15 years, the esports community it has cultivated brought with it an industry that is changing the world. The esports industry traditionally has been grass roots. Over time, Activision has slowly incorporated esports into their Call of Duty game release pattern. Eventually the company bought Major League Gaming (MLG) and rebranded that organization as the COD World League (CWL). The COD League is the successor of the CWL in a way, and is a franchise based league with determined focus in generating regional fanbases in cities around the world such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Seattle, Toronto and more. 

Today, Faries steps into a new role – previously named Head of Call of Duty Esports – the veteran sports leader now takes on the mantle as Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports. In a week where the newly appointed Commissioner has been named to both FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40 as one of the most influential young people in business and Adweek’s ’30 Most Powerful Women in Sports’, there’s much to celebrate and anticipate for the future of competitive Call of Duty.

Newly-Appointed Commissioner of Call of Duty’s new esports league focuses on Growth and Fandom.

Johanna Faries on what to expect from the 2020 Call of Duty League season:

Our ambition is quite large, but it’s also what gets us up every day feeling so energized by the potential scale of what Call of Duty esports can deliver. It’s a rush that can feel scary at times, but that thrill is typically where greatness can happen. I feel honored to be a part of it.


We wish Johanna Faries good luck as the Head of COD League, we want COD Esports to be successful.